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Sussex Sports Awards

The Sussex Sports Awards is one of the most prestigious evenings in the Sussex sporting calendar, taking place each November.

This is not a night to be missed by anybody involved in Sussex sport and physical activity. Sport provides us with a unique opportunity to laugh, applaud, and be inspired, all at once, and the Sussex Sports Awards leaves guests doing just that.

Last Event

The glitzy awards were back to celebrate Sussex sport and physical activity and the phenomenal heroines and heroes who have contributed at all levels, across all walks of life. 

Hosted by Active Sussex, the black-tie event, in its 17th year was held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on Friday 22 November 2019.  

Famous faces from across the world of sport were in attendance for the star-studded ceremony, hosted by GB sporting legend Kriss Akabusi, alongside revered BBC radio presenter Danny Pike, for his tenth consecutive year.

READ: The Sussex Sports Awards 2019 winners press release here. 


The Sussex Sports Awards 2019 full list of winners: 

Active Champion Award

Sian Fletcher (The Ferring walking group) (Ferring)

VIDEO: Watch ‘More than just walking’ here.

Inspiring Sussex Award

David Cumming (Swimming) (Eastbourne)

University of Brighton Young Volunteer of the Year

McKenzie Howell (University of Brighton Netball Club) (Brighton)

Platinum Publishing Group Young Sports Personality of the Year

Bryony Pitman (Archery) (Worthing)

Quality Start Active Primary School of the Year Award

Little Common School (Bexhill)

Everyone Active Community Impact Award

Brighter Outlook (Albion in the Community) (Brighton)

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP Team of the Year

Worthing College Under 19 Netball Team (Worthing)

Southern Combination Football League Coach of the Year

Marie Pickering (The Rowans Gym) (Worthing)

Sussex County FA Volunteer of the Year

Ricky Perrin (Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club) (Brighton & Sussex)

Active Sussex Club of the Year 

*This category was decided by a public vote and the winner was revealed on the night.

Whitehawk Football Club (Brighton)

Active Sussex Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

Isabelle Everest (Judo) (Hastings)

Freedom Leisure Sports Personality of the Year

Ian Richards (Athletics) (Worthing)

BBC Sussex Unsung Hero Award

Keith Soane (Broadbridge Heath Football Club) (Horsham)

Wave Leisure Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award

Sandy Fell (Education) (Littlehampton)

Sussex Sports Awards 2019 media 

The Sussex Sports Awards 2019 highlights video will be available to view soon by visiting the Active Sussex YouTube channel.  

Sponsorship opportunities for Sussex Sports Awards 2020

Active Sussex believes that sponsoring an award not only helps celebrate and promote the county’s sporting success stories, it also creates deep links amongst Sussex sports stars of the future and local business communities. 

If you would like to be involved with next year’s event, including sponsorship, please contact Ed Bartram, Active Sussex’s Event Officer: E: ebartram@activesussex.org / T: 01273 644103.

For more information please contact:

Ed Bartram

Ed Bartram

Events Officer

Ed delivers the Sussex Sports Awards, School Games, Parallel Youth Games & Active Sussex Network meetings, Annual Partner Conference & AGM.